Kovil (film)

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Kovil
Directed byHari
Produced byA. M. Rathnam
Written byHari
StarringSilambarasan
Sonia Agarwal
Vadivelu
Rajkiran
Nassar
Rekha
Music byHarris Jayaraj
CinematographyPriyan
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Distributed bySri Satya Sai Movies
Release date
  • 10 January 2004 (2004-01-10)
[1]
Running time
148 minutes
LanguageTamil

Kovil (English: Temple) is a 2004 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by Hari and produced by A. M. Rathnam. It starred Silambarasan and Sonia Agarwal in the lead roles while Vadivelu, Rajkiran, and Nassar play supporting roles. The music was composed by Harris Jayaraj, with editing done by V. T. Vijayan and cinematography by Priyan. The film released on 10 January 2004 and was released to positive reviews from critics and audience.[2] The film was a super hit.[3] It was dubbed into Telugu as Rudrudu.[4]

Plot[edit]

Puliyankulam and Veppankulam are nearby villages with an enmity lasting for a few generations. Periyasamy (Rajkiran) is a Hindu from Puliyankulam and is widely respected by the villagers. Michael Soosai (Nassar) is a devout Orthodox Christian from Veppankulam and does not trust other religions. Sakthivel (Silambarasan) is Periyasamy’s son, and he studies in a college in Nagercoil. Angel (Sonia Agarwal) is Michael's daughter, and she attends the same college. Sakthivel and Angel meet in college and fall in love. Angel is afraid that her father will never allow her to marry a Hindu, especially from the rival village. Michael and Periyasamy get to know about the relationship between Sakthivel and Angel. Michael gets angry and scolds his daughter, while Periyasamy agrees for the wedding. Michael does not want an inter-caste marriage and decides to force his daughter to become a nun. Periyasamy arrives and tells the truth in front of everyone that Angel is Michael’s adopted daughter who was born to Muslim parents. Michael realizes his mistake and agrees for the wedding.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

One of the high points of the film is cycle race where hero Silambarasan and villain Sathyan take part. There are 3 fights in the film, but they've been very realistically picturised, says the director. The entirely village-based subject has been shot at locations in Nagercoil, Kuttralam, Munnar among other places. Says Hari, "For the cycle race we shot, we collected about a 1,000 people for the scene. We took about five days to shoot. The total shooting for the film was wrapped up in 59 days".[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Hindu praised simbhu's performance as "restraint and maturity".[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack comprises six songs composed by Harris Jayaraj. All lyrics written by Snehan except for "Collegikku" (Na. Muthukumar). The soundtrack received positive reviews upon release and became a commercial hit.

Kovil
Soundtrack album by
Released2003
Recorded2003
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length27:37
LanguageTamil
LabelFive Star Audio
ProducerHarris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj chronology
Saamy
(2003)
Kovil
(2003)
Arul
(2004)
Track-List[7][8]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Arali Vidhaiyil"SnehanPalakkad Sriram3:06
2."Collegikku"Na. MuthukumarKarthik5:16
3."Kadhal Panna"SnehanKovai Kamala, Silambarasan, Vadivelu, Tippu4:33
4."Kokku Meena"SnehanShankar Mahadevan, Srilekha Parthasarathy4:37
5."Puyalae Puyalae"SnehanKarthik , Mahathi4:59
6."Silu Silu"SnehanTippu5:06
Total length:27:37
Rudrudu
Soundtrack album by
Released2006
Recorded2003
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length31:56
LanguageTelugu
LabelAditya Music
ProducerHarris Jayaraj
Telugu Track-List[9]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Ravika Leni"SahithiRanjith, Sumangali4:48
2."Kasi Kasiga" (Happy Version)SahithiHarish Raghavendra5:05
3."Poovamma"SahithiMurali, Sumangali5:00
4."Vishapu Vanilo"SahithiDr. Narayana2:06
5."Gunde Ninda Dhairyam"PonduriMurali, Malgudi Subha4:33
6."Kasi Kasiga" (Sad Version)SahithiHarish Raghavendra5:04
7."Collegeki Podam"PonduriRanjith5:20
Total length:31:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/pongal-attractions-news-tamil-kkfvNUhhgiesi.html
  2. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/kovil-review-tamil-pclvyUagdjcca.html
  3. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/fr/2004/01/30/stories/2004013001620301.htm
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j4VKexc-wQ
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20041025025710/http://www.chennaionline.com/location/kovil.asp
  6. ^ http://www.hindu.com/fr/2004/01/30/stories/2004013001620301.htm
  7. ^ "Kovil - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 1 January 2003. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Harris Jayaraj: Kovil (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Musikstreaming - Lyssna i Deezer" (in Swedish). 13 April 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Rudrudu - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". Retrieved 3 November 2018.

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